For more than 25 years, the mission of our gallery has been to provide fine art services that are enriching, personal, and accessible. Our Lake Como consultancy, led by Sue Kim, is the latest in a series of international expansions that allow us to better connect with clients.

-James Carona, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Heather James Fine Art

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Fine Art Consultant
San Francisco, California and Lake Como, Italy

Sue Kim brings more than 30 years of diverse art and luxury experience to Heather James Fine Art. She has worked in the fields of fine art, photography, interior and product design, architecture, real estate, and hospitality in multiple cities including San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She speaks conversational Italian and French. Sue received a BA in East Asian Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design.

Sue divides her time between San Francisco and Lake Como.

My passion for everything Italian began while studying art history at Barnard College at Columbia University, while at the same time befriending an exciting group of young Italians in the Michelin-star hospitality industry in New York City, who are still my friends today.

My graduation gift to myself was a 4-month visit to Ravenna, the first Byzantine capital of Italy, filled with the famous Medieval mosaics I had just studied. I immersed myself in all aspects of the culture and became conversational in the language, to the point where I became convinced, I was Italian in my previous life!

Many years later in 2002, I had the special opportunity to help the hospitality designer Adam Tihany curate GrandHotelSalone at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), which was a 4,000 square-meter fully-functional replica of a boutique hotel, combining the “hotel room of the future” designs of world-class architects such as Richard Meier, each paired with a leading Italian manufacturer such as B&B Italia.

So now in 2022, establishing Heather James Fine Art’s first Italian consultancy at Lake Como, with close access to all of Europe, is a dream come true for this Europhile and art lover!

-Sue Kim

HEATHER JAMES FINE ART – LAKE COMO is a valuable resource for European clients, providing a wide array of support and assistance for a vast range of properties. With the help of Heather James Fine Art experts, our Fine Art Consultants are able to assist you to acquire, deaccession or evaluate artwork.

We provide a wide range of client-based services including art acquisition and sales, collections management, appraisals, logistics management, and financial services.



Heather James Fine Art provides a wide range of client-based services catered to your specific art collecting needs. Our Operations team includes professional art handlers, a full registrar department and logistical team with extensive experience in art transportation, installation, and collection management. With white glove service and personalized care, our team goes the extra mile to ensure exceptional art services for our clients.

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AD REINHARDT - Abstract Painting, 1959 - oil on canvas - 108 x 40 in.


CLAUDE MONET - L’Ancienne rue de la Chaussée, Argenteuil - oil on canvas - 18 1/4 x 25 7/8 in.


DIEGO RIVERA - Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila - oil on canvas - 79 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.


ALEXANDER CALDER - Jerusalem Stabile (Intermediate Maquette) - painted steel - 45 x 112 3/4 x 45 in.


WILLEM DE KOONING - Woman in a Rowboat - oil on paper laid on masonite - 47 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.


FRIDA KAHLO - Hammer and Sickle (and unborn baby) - dry plaster and mixed media - 16 1/4 x 13 x 6 in.


WINSLOW HOMER - The Shepherdess - oil on canvas - 22 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.


TOM WESSELMANN - Bedroom Brunette with Irises - oil on cut-out aluminum - 105 3/4 x 164 5/8 in.


JAMES ROSENQUIST - Television or the Cat's Cradle Supports Electronic Picture - acrylic on canvas over panel - 66 x 240 in.


Initially used as a frontispiece illustration for the 1914 novel, “The Witch,” by Mary Johnston, Wyeth’s painting presents a poignant scene of friendship and understanding between a grieving, independent woman and a generous, misunderstood doctor. Although the two hardly know each other, they have a shared understanding of and reverence for what is good. While the rest of the town searches for the devil in all things, these two choose kindness and light. Here, they take a moment to appreciate the lives they have led and the good they have done. Wyeth’s illustration depicts hope and expectation of good despite the perils and sorrows of human life.
<br>In addition to illustrating more than 100 books, including adventure classics like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, and The Last of the Mohicans, Wyeth was also a highly regarded muralist, receiving numerous commissions for prestigious corporate and government buildings throughout the United States. Wyeth’s style, honed by early work at the Saturday Evening Post and Scribner’s, demonstrates his keen awareness of the revealing gesture, allowing readers to instantly grasp the essence of a scene.


ADOLPH GOTTLIEB - Azimuth - oil on canvas - 95 3/4 x 144 1/4 in.


JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN - River Landscape with a Windmill and Chapel - oil on panel - 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 in.


SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL - A Dune Landscape with Figures Resting and a Couple on Horseback, a View of Nijmegen Cathedral Beyond - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.